A book about sex that dates back to 1680 titled Aristotle’s Compleat Master-Piece will be sold this month at auction. However, four centuries later, it is believed that the famous philosopher had little to do with the-then 17th century sex manual except to popularize it.
Aristotle’s name was used to “raise the profile of the book,” according to a book specialist for Scottish auction house, Lyon & Turnbull, whom will auction the book on January 16 at its Rare Books, Maps, Manuscripts, and Photographs auction.
The pre-auction estimated sales price of Aristotle’s Compleat Master-Piece is between $480 and $640.
The book, though taboo, was by no means "The Joy of Sex," the 1972 cookbook-esque writing known for its explicit drawings of sex poses and the like.